Before Saul Goodman was Saul Goodman, he was James McGill. And according to the latest trailer for Better Call Saul, James McGill got in quite a bit of trouble.
The trailer kicks off with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) on the ground in handcuffs, followed by a shot of him looking into a mirror and declaring, in his typical theatrical fashion, “It’s showtime, folks.” He shouts about how much money means to him (“Money is not beside the point,” he says, “money is the point”), has an awkward encounter with Breaking Bad veteran Mike (Jonathan Banks), and finds himself tied up in the desert with duct tape over his mouth. Classic Saul!
But all this trouble doesn’t stem from usual suspects Walt and Jesse. In fact, the two characters definitely won’t be showing up in the first season of the Breaking Bad prequel, although Better Call Saul creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have hinted that they could make an appearance later on in the series.
“To be completely honest, I want to see them all eventually,” Gilligan said at a Television Critics Association event. “There’s a constant tension of, ‘Man, this would be fun to do, but would it just be a stunt?'”
Better Call Saul will premiere in two parts on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. on AMC.